Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Bucks company pays to upgrade YWCA computer lab

BUCKS COUNTY

Firm pays to upgrade YWCA computer lab

BENSALEM Heiner Markhoff, president and CEO of GE Water & Process Technologies in Trevose, donated $25,000 last week on behalf of the company to the Bensalem YWCA to upgrade the Creekside Family Center computer lab.

The donation was used to expand the lab to twice its original size and to buy and install 10 new computers, a printer, a large-screen TV, desks, chairs, and other equipment.

"The . . . donation will open up new doors to our community members, enabling them to learn new skills, such as how to prepare a PowerPoint presentation, to study English as a second language, and to search for jobs," Markhoff said.

The computer lab is used most often by community members for basic and intermediate computer-skills training, certification courses, English-as-a-second-language enhancement training, resumé-writing lessons, and Tech Gyrlz training for adolescent girls.

"I can just imagine how much this lab will be used and how it will make such a tremendous difference in the lives of the people who visit," said Sharon Nelson, president of the board of directors of YWCA Bucks County.

- Inquirer staff

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